Child Care

We are specialist lawyers with considerable knowledge and experience in matters relating to children.

The Childcare team at PS Law is headed up by Christine Bell, a highly regarded care practitioner. Our lawyers are members of the Law Society’s Children Panel.

Chris and her team have extensive experience of representing parents, other family members, and children either directly or through a children’s guardian in all Public Law proceedings. These include applications for Emergency Protection Orders, Care and Supervision proceedings or applications for contact with children in care. The team also advises on Special Guardianship Applications.

Free public funding (legal aid) is usually available to all parents and children involved in care proceedings. Other family members may also qualify for assistance with their legal costs.

We can also assist in private law children cases involving issues such as residence and contact, applications to remove children from the jurisdiction and adoption.

Children cases can be complex and distressing and require the help of specialist lawyers who understand the issues involved, know how the courts operate and prepare the case accordingly. The Childcare team at PS Law approaches each case with great sensitivity and will provide you with expert advice and support at every stage of the process.